How to ensure your meetings produce results

Everything can seem so clear in a meeting: Decisions are made, a plan is set, and everyone is on the same page – until the meeting ends. The promises made in meetings often are forgotten soon afterward, as Paul Axtell writes for Harvard Business Review. He has a few suggestions to get better results: Encourage people to negotiate realistic project deadlines at the meeting; remind them to communicate about action items that are falling behind schedule; send a one-page summary of the meeting soon after it ends; and keep a record of the completion rate of goals set at meetings.

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